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autocrat


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Autocrat  \Au"to*crat\,  n.  [Gr.  ?;  ?  self  +  ?  strength,  ?  strong: 
  cf  F.  autocrate  See  {Hard},  a.] 
  1.  An  absolute  sovereign;  a  monarch  who  holds  and  exercises 
  the  powers  of  government  by  claim  of  absolute  right  not 
  subject  to  restriction;  as  Autocrat  of  all  the  Russias  (a 
  title  of  the  Czar). 
 
  2.  One  who  rules  with  undisputed  sway  in  any  company  or 
  relation;  a  despot. 
 
  The  autocrat  of  the  breakfast  table.  --Holmes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  autocrat 
  n  :  a  dictator  or  dictatorial  person  [syn:  {tyrant},  {despot}] 




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